Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Poltergeist" by Kat Richardson (Greywalker #2)

Poltergeist (Greywalker, Book 2)
From the book: Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died-for two minutes. Now she's a Greywalker-walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases. 

In the days leading up to Halloween, Harper's been hired by a university research group that is attempting to create an artificial poltergeist. The head researcher suspects someone is faking the phenomena, but Harper's investigation reveals something else entirely-they've succeeded. 
And when one of the group's members is killed in a brutal and inexplicable fashion, Harper must determine whether the killer is the ghost itself, or someone all too human. 
I enjoyed the this second book in the greywalker series more than the first. The book seems more cohesive than the first and I attribute this to only solving one case instead of several in one book. Much of the paranormal "stuff" was also described in the first, so the book also took off much quicker. It is still a detective novel first, and a paranormal book second. Still, it works.

The poltergeist could have made this book very scary, but fear not (pun intended) this book isn't scary at all. This could be a downfall for those who love the horror genre, but a plus for those that love detective stories. It does not get in the way of clues given along the way.

I give this book 4 stars and recommend this series especially for those that love a mystery.


  1. When I first read the description, I thought it would be totally scary, but thanks to your review I may even try it..because it's not..I know!...

    Great review.

  2. I am looking forward to this series. I just received Greywalker here and have it on the list to read this month. Now I want this one too! So glad to see you enjoyed it.

  3. Not scary? Too bad; I'm in a horror kick right now.


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